MSU to use $900,000 NSF grant to unveil plants’ gates and signaling secrets
Michigan State University has landed a $900,000 National Science Foundation grant to learn more about how plants’ molecular gates close and alert defenses for battling diseases.View story photos
Researcher receives national recognition for hemophilia study
MSU researcher Roshni Kulkarni has been recognized with a national award for her work treating patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.View story photos
Undergraduate researchers present at annual symposium
More than 300 MSU undergraduate students, visiting students participating in MSU summer research programs and students from select institutions will showcase their research at the 2016 Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences from 1 to 4 p.m. July 27 at the Huntington Club.
Why do consumers participate in ‘green’ programs?
From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company’s “green” program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new study co-led by a MSU researcher.View story photos
MSU engineering grant helps smooth ride for atomic nuclei through FRIB
Researchers from MSU’s College of Engineering will use a $1.1 million grant to try to make a nucleus’s journey through the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams a little more fast and efficient.View story photos
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology celebrates 50 years
The MSU Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall with a weekend of special events.View story photos
Does social status affect generosity?
High-ranking people don’t always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, an MSU business scholar finds in a new study.View story photos
McCusker named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
James McCusker, professor of chemistry in MSU’s College of Natural Science and director of MSU’s Center of Research Excellence in Complex Materials, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Stress relief makes for healthier corn crops
MSU researchers are partners in a collaborative research project that could provide some well-deserved relief to stressed-out corn crops. The group is studying how corn responds to environmental stresses, and examining ways of increasing stress resistance through genetics.View story photos
Out of the office
On vacation. Out of the office. Taking a break. Gone fishin’. However you say it, everyone needs to pause occasionally – even Spartans. Spartans are filled with incredible determination and resolve, but we’re also smart enough to know the value of hitting reset and rejuvenating our minds and bodies. That’s why this Spartan is taking a couple of days off to enjoy the incredible summer beauty Michigan has to offer. By this time tomorrow I hope to have sand between my toes, a good book in my hands and a view to rival any tropical paradise. Rather than try to write my editor’s note from the beach (sand is really bad for a keyboard) I thought I do a bit of “Wayback Wednesday” and share a couple of my summer blogs from the past. Maybe you missed them the first time, or maybe you just want to revisit. Or maybe you just want to skip over them, but you’ll be missing out on some links to some cool stories and research that’s still relevant today. So, kick back, put your away message on and enjoy some Spartan oldies, but hopefully goodies.View story photos